Three Hours for Three Minutes

Yesterday, I was interviewd and filmed for the AARP's "My Generation" segment about the unique ways that women over the age of 40 are using Facebook beyond just using it to find your highschool buddies. Did you know that the largest and growing demographic on Facebook is women 40+? Interesting, huh.

The Broke Socialite sent out a message via Facebook about Loretta (owner of the media consulting firm) looking for women in the DC metro area to interview about Facebook. Well, I emailed her, gave her a little background about myself and some of the ways I was using facebook and she immediately emailed me back to set up a time to talk on the phone. After playing phone tag for a few days, we managed to get on the phone, talked some more and then friended each other on FB. She scheduled yesterday for the interview at 2pm.

Loretta and the film crew from AARP showed up promptly at 2pm and the film guys turned a cluttered kitchen with toys and other stuff into a beautiful backdrop with depth and color. Loretta was AWESOME. She made me so comfortable and at ease that the whole time I felt like we were just having a conversation. I was amazed at how much work went into a 3 minute segmant. It took 3 hours of set up & filming for a 3 month segment (of which only 1 minute will be of me since there are two other women involved.) It was a lot of fun doing the interview and it will probably air in May and be available online. I will share the link as soon as it is available.

Thank you to TBS for the hookup and thank you to Lorretta for selecting me. I had a wonderful time.